Each June, Men’s Health Week is celebrated globally. Like other health awareness days, the purpose is to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately. However, the focus also shines a light on men not getting the care they need because they are not aware of a problem or are not comfortable seeking out treatment.
Last summer, we learned that the World Health Organization (WHO) was undergoing a major initiative to reduce errors in healthcare – of which included medication administration. When we shared that update with you in August, they had just begun to bring those plans into action. Now, nearly eight months later, the WHO has made huge strides in the fight to reduce severe and avoidable medication-associated harm.
CPESN USA is dedicated to community-based pharmacies that are willing to expand their portfolio of medication optimization activities and patient care services to work collaboratively with other members of the health care team and provide higher quality patient care and achieve better patient health.
Every year on the 7th of April, World Health Day is observed under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year speaks to a different worldwide healthcare need or crisis and in 2018, the WHO is speaking out for universal health coverage.
In celebration of Kidney Month this March, the American Kidney Fund is focusing its efforts to empower, fight for and honor women affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). Taking the focus of this year’s World Kidney Day, which falls on March 8—International Women’s Day—and extending it in a month-long effort to raise awareness that kidney disease affects women differently and at a greater rate than it does men.
World AIDS Day, recognized on the first of December every year, is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Established in 1988, AIDS became the first public health issue to have a health awareness day.
Medicine-On-Time, LLC (Medicine-On-Time) and Clinical Support Services (CSS) announced today the formation of Star MTM, LLC, into which CSS’s business will be merged. CSS will continue to operate its national MTM software and services business from its Buffalo, New York headquarters under the CSS name, and will have access to additional resources to drive continued growth and program enhancement.
Every two minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. As one of the most common cancers among women, it is no surprise that a full month out of the year is dedicated to raising awareness. Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection, and treatment of this disease.
During the first and third weeks of October, we recognize and raise awareness about mental health, and promote a better understanding of mental illness, and general wellness as it relates to the role of health education.
Twenty-five years ago, the acclaimed Healthy Aging publication recognized a need for spreading awareness for and amongst our aging citizens. It was first introduced when those in the baby boomer generation were about to turn 50—a critical time when no one wants to discuss the implications of growing older, but living a healthy lifestyle is of utmost importance.